Open main menu

List of national association football teams by nickname

The following is a list of nicknames of national association football teams.

FIFA teamsEdit

AFC (Asia)Edit

CAF (Africa)Edit

UEFA (Europe)Edit

OtherEdit

  • Nicknames in italics are commonly used in English.
Team Nickname English translation Notes Ref.
  American Samoa Au Fili The National Team Filifili means the Chosen or Selected in Samoan dialect. [1]
  Anguilla The Rainbow Warriors Set in the Caribbean sea and with St. Martin as a backdrop, Anguilla has one of the largest community of Dolphins in the world. [1]
The Soccer Dolphins [1]
  Antigua and Barbuda The Wadadi Boyz Wadadi is a local dance. [1]
  Argentina La Albiceleste The White and Sky-Blue The Argentinian flag has 3 equal stripes, the white and blue stripe represent the sky clouds and the yellow sun in the middle. [2]
  Aruba La Selección The Selection [1]
  Bahamas Rake & Scrape Boys Rake-and-scrape is a genre of music native to the Bahamas. [3]
  Barbados Bajan Pride Bajan is a popular term for citizens of Barbados. [1]
  Belize The Jaguars Belize is home to one of the biggest Jaguar Populations. The Jaguar Reserve is the world's biggest and only Jaguar Preserve spanning 150 square miles. [1]
  Bermuda Gombey Warriors The Gombey is an iconic symbol of Bermuda, a unique performance art full of colorful and intricate masquerade, dance and drumming. [4]
  Bolivia El Verde The Green In 1957, the Bolivian Football Federation decided to use one of the colors in the Flag of Bolivia. Given red and yellow were used by many of the other South American countries, green became the primary color, leading to the nickname "El Verde" ("The Green"). [1]
  Brazil Canarinho The Little Canary In reference to the yellow shirt. [1]
Seleção The Selection Seleção means the process or act of selecting. [5]
Verde-Amarela The Green and Yellow The flag of Brazil also known in Portuguese as Verde e amarela ("The Green and Yellow"). [1]
  British Virgin Islands Nature Boyz The British Virgin Islands are a collection of 60 unspoiled islands that pack the best of the Caribbean. They are commonly referred to as nature's little secrets. [6]
  Canada Canucks "Canuck" is a slang term for Canadian. [7][8]
Les Rouges The Reds From their Red uniforms. [9][10][11]
  Cayman Islands The Turtles The sea turtle is a prominent symbol in Cayman culture. Turtles adorn Caymanian money and appear on the islands’ flag as part of the official coat of arms. [1]
  Chile La Roja The Red One The Chile national football team wears Red Jerseys, Blue shorts and white socks. The color scheme of red, white, and blue has been in use since 1947. [12]
El equipo de todos The team of everyone [13]
  Colombia Los Cafeteros The Coffee Growers Colombian coffee is renowned the world over for its quality and delicious taste. [14]
La Tricolor The Tricolour The national flag of Colombia symbolizes Colombian independence from Spain, gained on July 20, 1810. It is a horizontal tricolor of yellow, blue and red. [15]
  Colombia (Women's) Las Chicas Superpoderosas The Powerpuff Girls In reference to the popular Powerpuff Girls cartoon, in which super-powered little girls set out to save the world. [16][17]
  Cook Islands Soka Kuki Airani The National Team The Flag of the Cook Islands from 1973 to 1979 was a predominantly green color representing the continuous growth and life of the islands [1]
The Green and Whites [1]
  Costa Rica Los Ticos The Ticos From the local linguistic habit of creating diminutives by adding "tico" instead of "tito" to the end of words. [18]
La Sele Shortening of "The Selection" (in Spanish) Named after the most successful national football team in the history of Central America. Which won three CONCACAF Championships (1963, 1969 and 1989) and eight championships in the Copa Centroamericana and its predecessor. [19]
Los Matacampeones The Champion Killers [20]
  Cuba Los Leones del Caribe The Caribbean Lions Cuba is an island in the Caribbean and the Lion is one of the most ferocious animals on earth. [21]
  Curaçao The Blue Stars The flag of Curacao is blue, with a yellow horizontal stripe slightly below the midline, and two white stars in the upper left corner. The blue symbolizes the sea and sky, and the yellow represents the sun. The two stars are for Curacao and Klein Curacao, but also stand for 'Love and Happiness.' [22]
  Dominica Dominica Team The imperial amazon or Dominican amazon, also known as the sisserou, is a parrot found only on the Caribbean island of Dominica. It has been designated as the national bird of Dominica. [1]
Los Pericos The Parrots [1]
  Dominican Republic Los Quisqueyanos The Quisqueyanos Quisqueya is one of the names of Hispaniola Island otherwise known as the Dominican Republic. It is believed to mean "mother of all lands" in the Taíno language. [23]
  Ecuador La Tri / Tricolor The Tricolour The Flag of Ecuador has a horizontal tricolor of yellow blue and red with the National Coat of Arms superimposed at the center. [24]
  El Salvador La Selecta The Selected The Selected or chosen in Spanish.
Los Cuscatlecos The Cuscatlecos [25]
  Fiji Bula Boys "Bula" is a greeting used in Fiji. [26]
  Grenada Spice Boyz Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice". [27]
  Guatemala Los Chapines The Guatemalans "Chapin" is a Spanish slang term to refer to Guatemalans. [1]
La Azul y Blanco The Blue & White From the Guatemalan flag which is a tri-band of white and Blue. [28]
  Guyana Golden Jaguars The jaguar is one of the largest carnivorous mammals in Central America and it is found in Guyana. The Guyanese Coat of Arms includes two jaguars holding a pickaxe. [29]
  Haiti Les Grenadiers The Soldiers A grenadier is a specialized soldier whose specialty was throwing grenades. [30]
Le Rouge et Bleu The Red & Blue From the Haitian Flag which is Red and Blue. [31]
  Honduras Los Catrachos The Catrachos Catracho is a name for a male from Honduras. [32]
La Bicolor The Bi-color From the Honduran Flag which is Blue and White. [1]
La H The H The initial for Honduras. [33]
  Jamaica Reggae Boyz Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica. [1]
  Jamaica (Women's) Reggae Girlz [34]
  Mexico El Tri / Tricolor From "Tricolor" (Tricolour) From the Tri-colors of the Mexican Flag. [1][35]
  Montserrat Emerald Boys Montserrat is nicknamed "The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean". [1]
  New Caledonia Les Cagous The Kagus From a crested, almost flightless bluish-grey bird related to the rails, which is found only on the island of New Caledonia. [1]
Les Rouges et Gris The Red and Grays [1]
  New Zealand All Whites New Zealand adopted an 'all white' playing strip during the 1981 World Cup qualifying campaign. [36]
  New Zealand (Women's) Football Ferns The fern is one of the national symbols of New Zealand. [37]
  Nicaragua Los Albiazules The Whites & Blues From the Nicaraguan Flag which is white and blue. [1]
Los Pinoleros The Pinole Makers "Pinolero" is slang for a citizen of Nicaragua. [1]
  Panama La Marea Roja The Red Tide The Red tide is a phenomenon when a population of phytoplankton, a single-celled plant, grows very fast or “blooms” and accumulates [1]
Equipo Canalero The Canal Team In reference to the Panama Canal. [1]
  Papua New Guinea Kapuls The Cuscus A species of Australasian possum. [38]
  Paraguay La Albirroja The White-Red From the Panamanian Flag which is white and red. [24]
Los Guaraníes The Guaraní From their ancestors. Many modern Paraguayans are descendants of the intermingling of the Spanish and Guarani. [24]
  Peru La Blanquirroja The White-Red From the Peruvian flag which is white and red. [1]
  Puerto Rico El Huracán Azul The Blue Hurricane From a tropical cyclone which has strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain common in the Island. [1]
  Saint Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boys The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis has traditionally depended on the growing and processing of sugar cane. [39]
  Saint Lucia The Piton The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs, volcanic spires, located in Saint Lucia. [1]
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Vincy Heat Shortened nickname for the island of saint Vincent. [40]
  Samoa Manumea After a native bird. [1]
  Solomon Islands The Bonitos Tribe of fishes. [41]
  Suriname De Natio Short for "Nationale Selectie" The National Selection. [1]
Suriboys From the Country name and shortened. [1]
  Tahiti Toa Aito

Les guerriers de fer

Iron Warriors Iron has been entwined in the Tahiti culture from the onset. When British Captain Samuel Wallis "discovered" Tahiti on 18 June 1767, the natives were eager to trade, especially in iron nails. [1]
  Tonga Timi Fakafomua The National Team The national football team of Tonga. [1]
  Trinidad and Tobago Soca Warriors Soca is a music genre that originated in Trinidad and Tobago. [24]
  Turks and Caicos Islands TCI Team TCI is the acronym of "Turks and Caicos Islands". [1]
  United States USMNT Acronym of "United States Men's National Football Team". [42][43]
Stars & Stripes Reference to the American flag. [44]
The Yanks Slang term to refer to someone of American origin. [45]
  United States (Women's) USWNT An acronym of "United States Women's National Football Team". [46][47]
Team USA Team USA or United States national team may refer to any of a number of sports team representing the United States in international competitions. [48]
The Stars and Stripes Reference to the American flag. [44]
  Uruguay La Celeste (Olímpica) The (Olympic) Sky Blue From the Uruguay flag which has sky blue and white colors. [1][49]
Los Charrúas The Charrúa Indigenous people living in present day Uruguay. [1]
  U.S. Virgin Islands The Dashing Eagle The eagle is the national symbol of the U.S. Virgin Islands. [1]
  Vanuatu The Men in Black and Gold From the Vanuatu flag which has Red and green sections, divided horizontally by a gold stripe running within a black border. [1]
  Venezuela La Vinotinto The Burgundy Because of the traditional burgundy color of their shirts. [50]
Los Llaneros The Plainsmen A llanero is a South American herder. The name is taken from the Llanos grasslands occupying western-central Venezuela. [1]
La Remolacha Mecanica The Clockwork Beet From the sugar beetroot. [1]

Non-FIFA teamsEdit

ConIFA teamsEdit

  • Translations in italics indicate nicknames also used in English.
Team Nickname English translation Notes Ref.
  Abkhazia Абхазы Abkhasians From the Legendary Longevity of Abkhazians people. [51]
Горцы Highlanders From the Greater Caucasus mountains in northwestern Georgia. [52]
Кавказцы Caucasians
  Arameans Suryoye Arameans For Syriacs (Arameans) worldwide [53]
  Artsakh Խաչակիրներ The Crusaders From the volunteer detachment of the Armenians from the diaspora who volunteered to go and fight in the Artsakh conflict. [54]
  Barawa مدينة ﺑﺮﺍﻭة‎ Barawani The Bravanese people, also known as the Barawani [55]
  Cascadia Dougies The Doug, or Douglas fir, is one of the primary symbols of the Cascadia bioregion. [56]
  Chagos Islands Chagossians The Chagos Islands team plays for the Chagossian people exiled from their homeland by a US military base. [57]
  County of Nice La Selecioun The Selection The County of Nice National Football Team is a football team that represents the County of Nice France. The name refers to the chosen or selected. [58]
  Darfur Darfur United The Darfur representative football team, also called Darfur United, is a team representing Darfur, a region in western Sudan. Their players all live in refugee camps in neighboring Chad. [59]
  Ellan Vannin Ellan Vannin Isle of Man The Ellan Vannin Football Team is a football team that represents the Isle of Man [60]
  Felvidék The Felvidék football team represents the Hungarian minority in Upper Hungary, now part of the Slovak Republic [61]
  Franconia Franken-Elf Franken Eleven The team representing the people of Franconia, located in south-central Germany [62]
  Greenland Polar-Bamserne The Polar Teddybears The team represents Greenland in international football. [63]
  Kurdistan Region The Tricolour The team is the national team of the Kurdistan Region, its flag has the tricolor of green red and white. [64]
  Kabylie The Kabylie The Kabylia football team is the team representing the Kabylie people, who live in northern Algeria. [65]
  Kárpátalja kaːrpaːtɒjjɒ This is the team representing the Hungarian minority which lives in Carpathian Ruthenia, Ukraine [65]
  Kiribati Kiribati Kiribis The football team representing Kiribati’s 34 beautiful atolls, reefs, and islands. [66][67]
  Lazistan Lazistani Lazistan represents the multiethnic peoples of the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. [68]
  Matabeleland Ingqungqulu The Warrior Birds The Matabeleland football team is the team representing Matabeleland, the western part of Zimbabwe. [69]
  Monaco Monegasque National Team The Monaco national football team is a national side that represents Monaco in association football. [70]
  Northern Cyprus Kuzey Kıbrıs Millî Futbol Takımı Northern Cyprus National team The Northern Cyprus national football team represents Northern Cyprus, a de facto country. [71]
  Occitania La Seleccion The Selection the team is the football team of Occitania, which is the name given to areas of southern France, westernmost Italy and a small valley in northern Spain where the Occitan language is spoken [72]
  Padania I Rossocrociati The Red-Crossed Saint George's cross has been used extensively as a symbol of Northern Italy. It was also included in the previous version of the flag of Padania. [73]
  Panjab
  Quebec Les Québécois The Québécois [citation needed]
  Raetia Die Bündner The Grisons [74]
  Romani people I Rom The Gypsies [75]
  Sápmi
  Sardinia Sa Natzionale The National Team [76]
  Skåneland
  Somaliland
  South Ossetia
  Székely Land
  Tamil Eelam
  Tibet 禁断の集団 The Forbiddens Named after the Danish documentary on the team, called The Forbidden Team. [77]
  Transnistria
  Tuvalu
  United Koreans in Japan FC Korea [78]
  Western Armenia The Highlanders [79]
  Western Sahara Los Dromedarios The Dromedaries [80]
  Yorkshire The Vikings [81]
  Zanzibar Zanzibar Heroes [80]
The Leopards [80]

Other non-FIFA teamsEdit

  • Translations in italics indicate nicknames also used in English.
Team Nickname English translation Notes Ref.
  Basque Country Euskal Selekzioa The Basque Team [82]
  Bonaire
  Catalonia La Selecció The Selection [83]
La Quatribarrada The Quadruple In reference to the four orange horizontal bands on the flag of Catalonia. [83]
La Segadora The Reapers Els Segadors is the official anthem of Catalonia. [83]
La Senacaf The Senacaf [83][84]
  French Guiana Les Yana Dòkòs The Yana Dòkòs [85]
  Federated States of Micronesia The Four Stars In reference to the stars on the flag of the F.S. of Micronesia. [86]
  Great Britain Team GB [87]
  Guadeloupe Les Gars de Guadeloupe Guys of Guadeloupe [88]
Les Boug'Wada Gwada Boys [88]
  Martinique Les Matinino The Matatino Tribute to the history of the island. [89][90]
  Nauru
  Niue
  Northern Mariana Islands The Blue Ayuyus Ayuyu is the name given to the Cocount crab. [91]
  Palau
  Réunion Club R In reference to the initial for Réunion. [92]
  Saint Martin Saint Swallows [citation needed]
  Sint Maarten
   Vatican City

Former teamsEdit

  • Translations in italics indicate nicknames also used in English.
Team Nickname English translation Notes Ref.
  CIS
  Czechoslovakia
  East Germany Weltmeister der Freundschaftsspiele World Champion of Friendlies Dubbed by Fritz Wutke, recalling the 3–3 draw against Brazil in the Maracanã Stadium coming from a three-goal deficit. [93][94]
  Ireland
  Mandatory Palestine Eretz Israel Land of Israel [95]
  Netherlands Antilles De Antilopen The Antelopes [citation needed]
  Saar
  Serbia and Montenegro Plavi
Плави
The Blues [citation needed]
  South Vietnam
  South Yemen صقور الجنوب South Falcons [citation needed]
  Soviet Union Красная Армия The Red Army [citation needed]
  Yugoslavia Plavi The Blues [citation needed]
  Zaire Les Léopards The Leopards [96]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao "Football (Soccer) Team Nicknames". Topendsports.com.
  2. ^ "La trama secret de la designation de Maradona," La Gaceta, 29 October 2008, http://www.lagaceta.com.ar
  3. ^ "Bahamas gets samba lessons". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 15 January 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  4. ^ Whittaker, James (22 August 2008). "Smith: Gombey Warriors are ready". Bermuda.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  5. ^ Magdaleno, Alex. "The Complete Guide to World Cup Team Nicknames". Mashable.com.
  6. ^ "Homeless Nature Boyz soldier on". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 March 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  7. ^ Daniel Squizzato (31 December 2013). "Canadian Exports: Pedro Pacheco, Iain Hume close out disappointing 2013 for Canucks abroad". mlssoccer.com. MLS. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  8. ^ Daniel Squizzato (14 September 2016). "Canada not rushing to appoint next head coach following Benito Floro's exit". mlssoccer.com. MLS. Retrieved 9 February 2019. Dale Mitchell and Stephen Hart both rose up through the coaching ranks in the Canadian system, but neither could take the Canucks to the final round of World Cup Qualifying.
  9. ^ Oliver Platt (3 November 2017). "Canada-born Ricardo Ferreira called up by Portugal for upcoming friendlies". walkingthered.com. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2019. Because those are not competitive games, Ferreira could make his Portugal debut and still remain eligible for Canada. But that the 24-year-old has earned a place in Fernando Santos’ squad does not bode well for Canada’s chances of convincing him to play for Les Rouges over the reigning European champions.
  10. ^ "Canada vs. French Guiana: Vancouver's BC Place revealed as site of crucial Nations League qualifier". canpl.ca. Canadian Premier League. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019. The March 24 fixture will feature a rematch of last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup opener as Les Rouges look to secure their place in National League Group A, in addition to earning a berth into the 2019 Gold Cup.
  11. ^ Alicia Rodriguez (30 August 2018). "LAFC's Dejan Jakovic called up by Canada for Concacaf Nations League qualifier". angelsonparade.com. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 9 February 2019. Les Rouges set to kick off play in new competition.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Chile vs Peru Prediction. Sure Bet tips & H2H". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  14. ^ Elcomercio.pe, Redacción (7 February 2019). "Colombia: Carlos Queiroz presentado como entrenador de la selección 'cafetera'". El Comercio (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  15. ^ "OFICIAL: Carlos Queiroz es el nuevo DT de Colombia | Goal.com". www.goal.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  16. ^ Colombia debuta este miércoles en los Olímpicos con las Chicas Superpoderosas Archived 22 January 2013 at Archive.today
  17. ^ "London 2012: Colombian 'Powerpuff Girls' look for gold". Dialogo Americas. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  18. ^ "England v Costa Rica: Everything you need to know about Los Ticos". www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Selección de Costa Rica | Noticias de Selección de Costa Rica | Crhoy.com". CRHoy.com | Periodico Digital | Costa Rica Noticias 24/7 (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Every World Cup national team nickname, ranked with minimal explanation". FanSided. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  21. ^ McTear, Euan (28 September 2018). "FC Fidel: when Cuba joined the German fourth tier". These Football Times. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Curacao claim shock Gold Cup quarterfinal berth". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  23. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - News - Dominican Republic plan for the future - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  24. ^ a b c d "World Cup '06: Team Nickname Guide". NYTimes.com. The New York Times Company. 8 July 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  25. ^ "Gold Cup lacks the intrigue of the 2007 edition". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Bula Boys ready for battle". FijiFootball.com.fj. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  27. ^ "Spice Boyz Hold Martinique to 2-All Draw," Grenada Broadcasting Network, 13 October 2008, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^ Damián, Reina. "La azul y blanco brilla en su regreso y hace soñar de nuevo a los guatemaltecos". Publinews (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  29. ^ Toney, Rawle (11 January 2019). "Golden Jaguars vs Belize game should be played at Guyana National Stadium". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  30. ^ "Haiti National Soccer Team " Les Grenadiers" Amazing Gold Cup 2015". L'union Suite. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  31. ^ "Gold Cup lacks the intrigue of the 2007 edition". ESPNFC.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  32. ^ "Honduras vs. Australia: Eliminated Catrachos need reset after defensive Jorge Luis Pinto's failure | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  33. ^ "Selección de Fútbol de Honduras cumple un año sin entrenador oficial, ¿y después de Pinto qué?". Diario El Heraldo (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  34. ^ "Reggae Girlz aim for Beijeing". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  35. ^ "Betting Hits News". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  36. ^ "History of the All Whites". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  37. ^ Formerly known as the SWANZ.
  38. ^ Steve Pitman (5 August 2011). "Strikers To Play Papua New Guinea". Brisbane Strikers. Retrieved 8 August 2011.[dead link]
  39. ^ Haas, Ryan (6 November 2008). "Sugar Boys draw with Guyana in DCC Round 2". SKN Vibes. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
  40. ^ "Vincy Heat rout Montserrat 7-0 in Caribbean Cup Group B opener". Caribbean News Now. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  41. ^ "Bonitos fight back in thriller". Solomon Football. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  42. ^ "USMNT: Projecting the first-choice lineup ahead of March's friendlies | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  43. ^ "Soccer Games". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  44. ^ a b Wilson, Paul (26 June 2010). "USA 1–2 Ghana". The Guardian. London.
  45. ^ "Defensive Overhaul Needed for USMNT to Make Deep Run at the Gold Cup". Bleacher Report. 14 July 2015.
  46. ^ "England Women vs USA Women Prediction". Betting Hits UK. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  47. ^ "USWNT Odds of winning Equal pay lawsuit". Betting Hits. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  48. ^ "Team USA". Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  49. ^ "Futbol, habilidad, goles," 22 October 2008, http://www.elpais.com.uy
  50. ^ "El Nacional.com". 28 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  51. ^ "Why They Live to Be 100, Or Even Older, in Abkhasia". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  52. ^ "Abkhazia national football team, A Non-FIFA success story". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  53. ^ "Listening to our anthem was really emotional': the World Cup for unrecognized states". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  54. ^ "The breakaway league comes to Nagorno-Karabakh". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  55. ^ "Barawa vs Kernow FA fight for CONIFA Supremacy". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  56. ^ "Cascadia's quest for CONIFA World Football Cup glory sets up quarter-final showdown with Karpatalya – AFTN". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  57. ^ "Chagos Islands vs Kernow FA betting tips and H2H". Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  58. ^ "La Selecioun - Countea de Nissa Football Association". La Selecioun - Countea de Nissa Football Association (in French). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  59. ^ "Darfuri Refugee Soccer". Darfur United. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  60. ^ "Ellan Vannin expelled by CONIFA after its withdrawal from the World Football Cup". Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  61. ^ "Conifa". Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  62. ^ "Conifa Members". Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  63. ^ "A short background of Football in Greenland". polar-bamserne.wifeo.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  64. ^ "The Kurdistan national team Rebels at CONIFA World Cup". Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  65. ^ a b "Conifa Members". Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  66. ^ "Kiribas Looking for FIFA Inclusion". Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  67. ^ "Football Betting tips". Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  68. ^ "Lazistan Football Federation". Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  69. ^ "Why the CONIFA World Football Cup matters to Matabeleland". Sky Sports. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  70. ^ "A Friendly Game for a Beatific State". New York Times. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  71. ^ "Northern Cyprus National football team". Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  72. ^ "Calendiers associacion occitana de fotbòl". www.occitania-fotbol.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  73. ^ Preti, Ilaria Maria (6 June 2016). "Mondiali di calcio di Abcasia: Padania - Cipro del Nord - Co Notizie". Cronaca Ossona (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  74. ^ Wirtschaftsmagazin, Punkt Magazin-das. "Lieber Welt- als Schweizermeister | Punkt Magazin - das Wirtschaftsmagazin". Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  75. ^ "La Padania sfida i Rom: il calcio contro i pregiudizi". Repubblica Tv - la Repubblica.it (in Italian). 17 May 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  76. ^ "Sa Natzionale Sarda: Sau ha già dato l'ok. Con lui anche Dessena VIDEO". L'Unione Sarda.it (in Italian). 20 November 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  77. ^ "Tibet's exiled footballers battling to make international headway". 4 May 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  78. ^ "CONIFA World Cup 2018, Panjab FA vs United Koreans in Japan: Telecast, live streaming, date, start time and where to watch online". www.sportskeeda.com. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  79. ^ "Western Armenia member of ConIFA". ffowa.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  80. ^ a b c Geraldes, Aro (1 October 2007). "Periodismo de fútbol mundial: Zoo africano". Periodismo de fútbol mundial. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  81. ^ "Yorkshire football team holds first trial". BBC News. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  82. ^ Ball, Off The. "The symbolic day an Irish XI faced their Basque counterparts". Off The Ball. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  83. ^ a b c d Selecció Nacional Catalana de Futbol
  84. ^ "Untitled Document". www.naciodigital.cat. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  85. ^ "Concacaf : Les Yana Dòkò face à Anguilla à domicile". Guyane la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  86. ^ Minahan, James (23 December 2009). The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems. ABC-CLIO. p. 109. ISBN 0313344973. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  87. ^ agencies, Telegraph staff and (24 March 2011). "London 2012 Olympics: Gareth Bale and non-English players have 'legal right' to play for Team GB". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  88. ^ a b Khalid, M. (22 June 2007). "Football: la Guadeloupe éliminée en demi-finale de la Gold Cup" (in French). Le Maroc. Archived from the original on 17 September 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
  89. ^ "LIGUE DE FOOTBALL DE MARTINIQUE – Sé pou la viktwa nou ka alé" (in French). Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  90. ^ "Matinino en Présentation". 21 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  91. ^ Variety, Marianas. "Blue Ayuyu returns home empty handed, players fall ill". Marianas Variety. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  92. ^ OK. "Football : Club R-Sélection - Universitaire de la Réunion : 2-0". Clicanoo.re (in French). Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  93. ^ Joel, Holger; Schütt, Ernst Christian (2008). Chronik des deutschen Fußballs: die Spiele der Nationalmannschaften von 1908 bis heute (in German). wissenmedia Verlag. p. 210. ISBN 9783577164214.
  94. ^ Wiederstein, Wolfgang (14 November 2009). "'Ein Spiel, das wir nicht gewinnen konnten'". Die Presse (in German). Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  95. ^ "FOOTBALL IN ERETZ ISRAEL 1916 - 1948". www.sportsmemories.be. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  96. ^ Merrill, Austin. "Zaire, the Leopards, and the 1974 World Cup". The Hive. Retrieved 8 February 2019.